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The folk-rock harmonies of the Avett Brothers will fill the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 19.

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THIS WEEK: FEB. 4 to 10, 2011

The Texas Tenors, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with the country-roots singers performing classics such as “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “Unchained Melody.” Tonight at 8 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton; and Saturday, 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $56, $51, $41. 341-1568.

Rubix Kube, the New York City band paying tribute to songs of the 1980s. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Tonight at 8. $20. 866-605-7325.

Schnittke Festival, instrumental and vocal music of Russian composer Alfred Schnittke including Concerto Grosso No. 6 and “Three Sacred Hymns.” Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Free. 270-2190.

Yellow Brick Road, a tribute to the music of Elton John by Gerald Brann and his band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8 p.m. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Eilen Jewell, the Boston-based country-folk singer-songwriter and her band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. $18. 325-0249.

Choral Arts of Luzerne County invites local singers to audition at its open rehearsal. Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Information at choralartslc.org.

Hinder with Saving Abel, the mainstream rock bands along with up-and-comers My Darkest Days and Dublin-based Kopek. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. $26. 420-2808.

FUTURE CONCERTS

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, five of Broadway’s finest stars in a revue of 50 songs from the American musical theater’s greatest hits. Sponsored by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series. Hazleton High School, 1515 W. 23rd St., Hazleton. Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. $25, $10 students. 788-4864.

Blue Man Group, the non-speaking, paint-splattered ensemble combining music, comedy and multi-media theatrics. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Feb. 11 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 12 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 13 at 1 and 6 p.m. $62, $51, $41. Pre-concert dinner available Feb. 11-12 at 6 p.m. $25. 342-7784 or broadwayscranton.org.

An Evening with Railroad Earth, the roots and Americana jam band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. $20 advance, $25 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Covers for a Cause, a concert to raise funds for the Cancer Schmancer organization with headliners Sunday Morning, a No Doubt tribute band. Also: punk group No Vulgarity, acoustic duo Becca and Alfredo, Stephanie Sherman, the Madjics, Smooth Sailors, Umbra and Tell Me Tomorrow. Organized by student Emily Zavada as a senior project in memory of her grandmother, a cancer victim. Crestwood High School, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. $5. 592-7113.

Up and Coming Comedy, with standup comics Joe Ohrin and Rick Allen, both contributing writers to late-night talk shows. With local emcee Colin Joyce and music by Langor: Slayer of Thoughts. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Feb. 12 with cocktails at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $16. 800-745-3000 or 346-7369.

Dave Koz, smooth jazz sounds by the renowned saxophonist. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. $47, $37. 826-1100.

Parrotbeach, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. $15 advance, $20 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Bill Haley’s Comets. Rock around the clock with the legendary oldies group. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. $30; $50 per couple. 420-2808.

Tusk: The Fleetwood Mac Tribute, the five-member ensemble replicating the sound of the top-selling band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 12 at 8:30 p.m. $23. 325-0249.

Love Songs, with the University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble and guest artist Loren Schoenberg, saxophonist, pianist and jazz historian from the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

Right from the Heart, a musical journey through all aspects of love with Erin Malloy, Marko Marcinko, Joe Michaels and friends. Electric Theatre, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. $32, $26 seniors, $18 students. 558-1515.

Jeff Dunham, the cutting-edge comedian and ventriloquist on his “Identity Crisis Tour” with his comedic crew: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J and manic purple creature Peanut. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. $46. 800-745-3000.

Langston Hughes’ Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz, a multimedia performance of Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite by the Ron McCurdy Quartet. A Scranton Community Concert at the Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. $30, $20; $15 students. 955-1455.

DRUMline: Live, a synchronized musical showcase based on the historically black college marching-band tradition. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. $30. 389-4409.

Dickey Betts and Great Southern, southern rock by the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. $27 advance, $32 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Ben Arnold Band, blues, gospel, folk-rock and other genres in between. With special guest the Billy Bauer Band. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. $18. 325-0249.

Bruce in the USA, the Las Vegas band paying tribute to the sounds of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. $15 advance, $20 day of show. 866-605-7325.

The Avett Brothers, the eclectic folk-rock harmony group. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. $72, $52, $37. 826-1100.

From Gottschalk to Gershwin, 19th-century Americana, classical pieces and familiar dance tunes from the 1860s by pianist Helen Beedle with cornetist Jari Villaneuva. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. $20. 325-0249.

The Wycliffe Gordon Quintet, the jazz ensemble in the third annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert. Houlihan McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

The Pink Floyd Experience, a re-creation of the music, lights and sounds of the classic rock group. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. $35, $30. 866-605-7325.

Gala Jazz Concert, with the Bog Swing Band, the Jim Waltich Quartet, French jazz vocalist Ilona Knopfler and trumpeter Nate Birkey with the Steve Rudolph Trio. Downtown Arts, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 25 with an opening reception at 6 p.m. with the Lee Vincent Memorial Band, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. $40; $20 concert only. 905-7308.

Robert Cray, the five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter with blues singer Shemakia Copeland. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. $44.50, $34.50. 826-1100.

Experience Janis, a Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix tribute with CC Coletti (of Meat Loaf’s Band) and Anthony Krizan of the Spin Doctors. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. $25. 325-0249.

Jack Ingram, the country artist and Academy of Country Music’s Best New Male Vocalist of 2008. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. $40, $25. 243-4857.

Hot 8 Brass Band, the New Orleans ensemble with Mardi Gras rhythms of energetic funk. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. March 4 at 7 p.m. $25. 389-4409.

The Lyric Consort. The eight-member a-cappella ensemble performs sacred music of Lent along with spirituals and Monteverdi madrigals. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. March 5 at 8 p.m. $10. 343-6707.

The Saw Doctors, the Irish rock band from County Galway promoting its recent release “The Further Adventures of the Saw Doctors.” Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 5 at 8 p.m. $29, $24. 866-605-7325.

Kashmir, an authentic re-creation of a show by rock legends Led Zeppelin. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 5 at 8:30 p.m. $20. 325-0249.

Conspirator, the electro-jam band with Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner from the Disco Biscuits. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. March 5 at 9 p.m. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 420-2808.

WAR, the eclectic Afro-Cuban, jazz-funk group. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. March 5 at 9 p.m. $40, $25. 866-468-7619.

Men Aloud, lush arrangements and high-energy choreography by the winner of Britain’s “Last Choir Standing.” Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. March 6 at 7 p.m. $32. 420-2808.

George Jones, the “King of Country” who set the standard for modern country music. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 6 at 7:30 p.m. $57.50, $47.50, $37.50, $37.50. 826-1100.

In Recital, performances by student musicians. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

The High Kings, the Irish balladeers and multi-instrumentalists, who were voted Ireland’s Folk Group of the Year. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. March 10 at 7:30 p.m. $32. 800-745-3000.

Masterworks: Mozart and Friends, a classical concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with guest horn soloist William Caballero of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. March 11 at 8 p.m. with a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. $56, $51, $41. 341-1568.

Arrival: The Music of ABBA, the 12-member tribute band with original ABBA members Finn Sjoberg (guitar) and Roger Palm (drums). Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 11 at 8 p.m. $28, $23. 866-605-7325.

The Glengarry Bhoys, the renowned Canadian alternative Celtic group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 11 at 8:30 p.m. $26. 325-0249.

Big Shot, a tribute band performs the hits of Billy Joel with front man Mike DelGuidice. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 12 at 8 p.m. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Tartan Terrors, Celtic music, comedy and theater by the high-energy, seven-member group. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. March 12 at 8:30 p.m. $35. 325-0249.

In Recital, with Annamae Goldstein, violinist from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Accompanied by pianist Christopher Oldfather. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. March 13 at 3 p.m. Free. 941-7624.

The Life and Music of Billie Holiday, by Jacque Washington and the Presbybop Quartet. First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. March 13 at 4 p.m. Free but donations accepted. 586-6303.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, a live, high-definition simulcast of Gustavo Dudamel conducting the orchestra in a Tchaikovsky program. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. March 13 at 5 p.m. $22. 825-4444.

Gabriel Iglesias, the standup comedian in a high-octane show of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 13 at 7 p.m. $36. 826-1100.

Hunt Family Fiddlers, the award-winning Irish step dancers, champion fiddlers and singers performing Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, inspirational and popular tunes. Sponsored by the Greater Hazleton Concert Series. Hazleton High School, 1515 W. 23rd St., Hazleton. March 17 at 7:30 p.m. $25, $10 students. 788-4864.

Bach Festival, with the Robert Dale Chorale, the Bach Festival Orchestra, Wilkes University Choral Ensembles and area musicians. Begins March 18, 8 p.m. with a Piano and Violin Concert at Marian Chapel, Marywood University, Scranton. Continues March 19, 4 p.m. with an Organ Concert at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton; and a Chamber Music Concert at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Wraps up March 20, 3 p.m. with a Choral Concert of Bach’s “Ascension Oratorio” and the Vivaldi “Gloria” at St. Luke’s Church. $15, $12 seniors, $7 students. 586-3921.

The Temptations, the Grammy Award-winning Motown group performing hits from their five-decade career. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 19 at 7:30 p.m. $57, $42, $32. 826-1100.

Loretta Lynn, country music’s Coal Miner’s Daughter celebrates 50 years of hits. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 19 at 8 p.m. $48, $38. 866-605-7325.

We’ve Got the Beat, an intimate concert in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Series with the percussion section led by Robert Nowak. The Colonnade, 401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. March 24 at 7 p.m. $25. Refreshments served. 341-1568.

Hamisch on Hamlisch, a pops concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic with special guest composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch. March 25, 7 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre; and March 26, 7 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. $56, $51, $41. 341-1568.

Slaughter, the rock ’n’ roll touring band (“Up All Night”) with Jani Lane, former lead singer for Warrant. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 25 at 8 p.m. $24 advance, $29 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, a mid-winter concert by the five Children and Youth Choirs. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 26 at 7 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students. 343-6707 or choralsociety.net.

The Led Zeppelin Experience, with tribute band Hammer of the Gods. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. March 26 at 8 p.m. $28. 420-2808.

Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet, the southern rock bands. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. March 26 at 8 p.m. $22 advance, $27 day of show. 866-605-7325.

Edwin McCain, the alternative-rock singer-songwriter. Mount Airy Casino Resort, 22 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. March 26 at 9 p.m. $40, $25. 866-468-7619.

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